Autumn Cup Round 6

A few no-shows complicated the draw this week (in two cases two players have now played each other twice). One player has managed to not turn up (without calling) in 3 rounds so far. They have been withdrawn from the competition.

I hope to do an other post or two later this week so keep an eye on the site. Please remember to enter the Club Champs soon.

Results from this week

A Grade

  • Round 6 pgn from Alex Nagorski
  • Bruce Watson beat John Duneas on board 1 to hold his lead. Going into the last round he is a full point ahead of Hague, Ang and Ward (on 4.5)
  • Another seven players are on 4 points due to draws compress the top of the field.
  • Upsets this round included Andrew Michael beating Paul Macdonald in a long rook and pawn endgame.
  • Scott Treanor also beat Caroline Yan to continue his excellent competition. He now has a performance rating over 2000 which is 400 rating points above is current rating.
  • Richard Taylor also drew with Gordon Morrell and Keith Ward beat Simon Lyall.

B Grade

  • The Grade has Euan McDougall, Neil Sonnekus and Mike Steiner on 5 points who are a point ahead of a group on 4 points.
  • Amusingly the leaders have all played each other.
    • Euan beat Neil
    • Neal beat Mike
    • Mike beat Euan
  • There were no major upsets this round.

The Vega website for the tournament is

Round 7

As of Wednesday June 15th the following byes have been received for Round 7:

  • Alexei Kulashko
  • Keith Ward
  • John Duneas

If you are unable to play please contact Simon Lyall either via text (021 575 233) or email to contact @ . Normally you will get a half point bye. Please let us know as early as possible.

The draft draw for both grades is below. Please remember that this may change if there are additional byes

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